EU has ‘duty to act’ over migrants

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Published: Friday 17th April 2015 by The News Editor

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EU member states must take up their responsibilities to help deal with the thousands of migrants pouring across the Mediterranean, the commissioner for migration said.

Dimitris Avramopoulos said that while the EU is developing the policies, the member states and their resources must implement them.

His comments come as some 10,000 migrants have been rescued making the perilous crossing to Europe in the past week, while hundreds of others are feared drowned.

“Europe is accomplishing its duty, it’s up to the member states to implement it,” he said, referring to a new EU policy to be presented in May.

He urged member states to show solidarity with those bearing the brunt of the arrivals.

Published: Friday 17th April 2015 by The News Editor

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